Earlier this week, Meltdown of the WRIF radio station in Detroit, Michigan conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts follow…

On whether there has been any talk of more shows featuring the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX:

Mustaine: “Well, people talk about it all the time. It’s just that, which ones? Is it any of the people that them talking about it is gonna have any significance? When you think about the fans, they would love to see that happen, but just like you had said, you saw ANTHRAX and SLAYER, I think that ANTHRAX and SLAYER, the three of us have played so much over the years that, for me, it’s kind of… it’s boring now. And not taking anything away from any of the bands, because I love SLAYER and ANTHRAX, but I think that if we were gonna do something again, it should either be the four of us or give it a rest for a little while.

On whether he has heard the new METALLICA song “Hardwired”:

Mustaine: “I did.”

On his opinion of “Hardwired”:

Mustaine: “I’m not gonna say anything.